The Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia Paperback – May 15 2008
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`Review from previous edition The most successful of all recent Pacific art surveys, integrating the symbolism of these arts with their social and religious dimensions. ' Roger Neich, Curator of Ethnology,Auckland Museum, New Zealand
About the Author
Adrienne L. Kaeppler is Curator of Oceanic Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. She has carried out field research in Tonga, Hawai`i, and other parts of the Pacific. Her research focuses on the interrelationships between social structure and the arts, especially dance, music, and the visual arts.
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This is agreat book for students of art history studying Pacific arts, and the general reader interested in the art of the Pacific island peoples.
The Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia (Oxford History of Art)
The Polynesian influences may perhaps be familiar to an American reader. Especially if you are from Hawaii or California. You can see the origins of all those cheesy tiki memorabilia from the 50s and 60s. The photos of the carvings and fabrics are an integral part of the narrative. Giving an appreciation of the skills needed.
I am not an antroplogist or artist, but I have read a lot of arts books; and I really recomended it. It is a very great introduction of Polynesia and Micronesia Art.
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